During this time of year, a lot of people are affected by hypothermia. Many of them have no idea what hypothermia really is or what its symptoms are. When people feel cold they power through as they think it’s normal and soon enough things get worse, especially if they drink the wrong beverages.
Traveling through the wilderness requires for you to learn how to use all your senses. The more you learn to merge your senses, the more you will be able to enjoy the environment, but also make it safer when navigating through. The following natural navigation methods should be known by anyone who plans on spending a great deal of time in nature.
The ability to build wilderness shelters is an important factor to your ability to live through a cold weather survival scenario. We should all respect Mother Natures since her angriest periods can defeat even the most experienced survivalists. If you learn how to build these five wilderness survival shelters using natural resources, you will have a fighting chance against Mother Nature’s fury.
Having a hammock in your bug out bag will help you get the needed rest to recover from a stressful situation. However, it is more than a sleeping accessory and as you will discover in this article, hammocks are versatile and can be used in various situations.
It seems that this year was one of the most awful ones for many fellow Americans due to some of the worst natural disasters ever recorded. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and many of the wildfires going strong even today showed us how helpless we are when facing Mother Nature’s fury. To help you survive natural disasters here are eight important things to consider.
I spend a lot of time on forums and social media discussing about bugging out with other preppers. It’s a topic that should be covered by everyone since one day you might be forced to leave everything behind in order to survive. Bugging out into the woods is a common plan for a lot of people, but there are a few things that shouldn’t be ignored if you plan to follow the same path.
Spending some time outdoors provides a lot of benefits for our health. It is natural to do so because humans are part of nature. Every person should spend some time doing some outdoor activities to stay healthy, positive and to feel better in their own skin.
Water is one of the most crucial items you will need in any survival scenario. In fact, it’s the first thing that everyone runs out of. Drinking water in the wilderness becomes quite a challenge because people keep following blindly a few dangerous myths that have no scientific basis.
I knew I’d checked the weather before I hit the trails. But who can ever be sure? The tracks suddenly became muddy, and visibility was difficult when rain poured in the mountain. I heard the disappointments of other backpackers as they hardly made it through the path. Now, how to camp in the rain?
I love to explore the great outdoors and I try to spend more time in nature. I’ve seen many hikers with feet that have been abused. I can tell you from experience that few people pay attention to their feet when they are uncomfortable. Foot care should become a priority if you plan on bugging out on foot or if you enjoy long hiking trips.
Picking the right sleeping pads is something all preppers should consider with great care. Sleep has a direct relationship with just about every other aspect of your life. While a solid night’s sleep can affect our day-to-day life in some important ways, in a survival situation, it means the difference between life and death.
No matter how well you prepare for a disaster, you can only speculate as to what will happen. Entire regions could be decimated by natural or manmade disasters and provisions of food, water and fuel will be in short supply, long after the crisis has ended. Using a horse after SHTF will help you survive the same way it helped the early settlers.
If you have gone camping before, you should know by now how hard it is to get a safe, sound sleep. In fact, it’s difficult to get a good night’s sleep during proper camping conditions. Imagine how hard it will be to get some shut-eye during a bug out scenario. I’ve been going camping for many years and here are my tips on how to get quality rest when bugging out.